Upgrades & Modifications

Existing machines can be adapted to new conditions on the shopfloor through Broetje-Automation’s services for upgrades and modifications. New possibilities arise from the modified systems, such as an increase in efficiency. Together with our customers we find individual solutions for the new requirements and show the corresponding configuration possibilities. A distinction is made between upgrades and modifications. The new range of functional features, brings an optimized production situation.

The factory of the future includes intelligent process integration and adaptive competencies to be flexible enough to adjust to different situations on the shop floor. Together with our customers, we already manage to enable future-oriented high-tech production today


Adapting to changes in the production process does not have to be complicated. Our upgrades department specializes in extending the functionality of various systems to adapt them to new customer specifications. In this way, a wide range of industrial applications can be implemented and reconfigured in an existing machine – A sustainable alternative to buying new systems.

Upgrade of a skin riveting system.

Sustainable, efficient and with lower maintenance requirements.


The portfolio is extended by modifications. This involves adapting the production system to new conditions, such as new structures to be produced on the machine. Therefore, it may be necessary to adapt the tool configurations of the existing systems to the new parameters.

Electrical check of a mobile system.

New control units enable the implementation of high-end solutions.

Sustainable Production of the Future – Broetje-Automation Services supports Airbus Aerostructures in major Retrofit campaign

The European Aviation industry is preparing for a significant increase in production rates, while at the same time converting the entire production to more sustainable and environmentally friendly factories. Broetje-Automation Services is currently working with Airbus Aerostructures GmbH on a major retrofit campaign to prepare the Nordenham plant for the future. The aim of the retrofit project is to equip the existing fastening systems in Nordenham with modern technology, to ensure sustainable production through reduced resource consumption and increased safety in the future.